Both on-campus and distance education students will complete all courses in this program to receive their degree. Courses are offered using current distance learning methods. However, each student will need to participate in person in a fieldwork course for two weeks in the summer. This course takes place annually in early May.
The M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering can be completed in as little as 16 months. The program consists of course work, practical field and design work, culminating in a thesis or project.
The course work involves petroleum engineering fundamentals and advanced topics, fundamental petroleum geologic concepts as well as exposure to constraints on energy technologies (geopolitical and economic considerations, environmental issues).
A minimum of 33 semester hours is required. The required courses are summarized below. For more information on a specific course, click the title to be directed to the course syllabus.
Students admitted into the Petroleum Engineering MS degree are expected to cover all expenses, including tuition and fees. Tuition rates for Utah residents and non-residents taking courses on campus are published* in the engineering graduate tuition section of the Financial and Business Services website. Tuition rates for students participating in the distance education option are indicated in the table below.
|Course Number||Title||Credit Hours||Semester||On-Campus
|CH EN 6163||Petroleum Geoscience||3||Fall||Published*||$2,500|
|CH EN 6181||Drilling and Production Operations||3||Fall||Published*||$2,500|
|CH EN 6185||Reservoir Engineering||3||Spring||Published*||$2,500|
|CH EN 6167||Petroleum Production Engineering||3||Spring||Published*||$2,500|
|CH EN 6165||Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Engineering||3||Spring||Published*||$2,500|
|CH EN 6156||Simulation of Petroleum Reservoirs||3||Summer||Published*||$2,500|
|CH EN 6187||Reservoir Characterization||3||Summer||Published*||$2,500|
|CH EN 6158||Energy and Society||3||Fall||Published*||$2,500|
|CH EN 6900||Advanced Design: Petroleum Engineering Project||6||Any||Published*||$3,000|
|CH EN 6171||Field Study||3||Summer||Published*||$2,500|
|Special Field Study course fee for CH EN 6171||$3,000||$3,000|
For additional information regarding procedures for the Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree, please consult the Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate Handbook.